Internet Safety For Business, Home.
IT Cybersecurity incidents have a devastating impact on business and small home offices with an average loss in 2019 costing over $330,000 per incident according to London insurer Hiscox (who have a vested interest in selling cyber insurance). However, the loss of data and reputation can't be quantified. Which is why professional service companies are such a sweet target.
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Ransomware, surprisingly amateur, but very effective, has been the simple bitcoin message 'We have been watching you, on your laptop, you are a very sick boy'. The email simply tells you, they have been watching you on your webcam, and they have the evidence which will be posted online if you don't pay them immediately.
In this article, we want to discuss hosted endpoint protection and explain why you should be seriously considering it. Hackers and online criminals are not sophisticated people, they regard everybody as fair game. One of the most productive areas for them to attack is the SMB sector especially small-business. This is sadly highlighted by the number of small American towns which have been completely shut down by IT criminals and cybercrime gangs mainly from ransomware attacks.
It’s said that conservatively 2 million cyberattacks took place in 2018 costing an estimated $45 billion in damages worldwide.
Most experts place this figure much higher, as many still don’t reports attacks or payments. Prevention and Protection are the best way to protect your business.
BeSecureOnline explains how to install AVG Internet Security, industry leading and great value antivirus protector for Windows, Android Phones. Best feature is the value for the user up to 256 devices, followed by really good support and well known protection capabilities.
A Trojan also known as Trojan horse, is a malicious software scam designed by criminal gangs and their hackers to disguise as real software to gain access to devices. Cyber-criminals intentionally use Trojan technology to spy on or hack into victims.
Users are conned into downloading this software by some attractive social media add on which then enables itself and gets to work. Using this backdoor, they are able to start to gather all of your important sensitive information.
A lot of people try going without an antivirus or they use a free antivirus such AVG Free. However there are several serious factors you need to consider before siding with free antivirus software or none at all.
Everyday thousands of people find their computer locked down by ransomware – usually with the message “Your files are encrypted, to decrypt your computer you have to pay £500 GBP”.
You are then given only a few days to pay, after which the price goes up to £1,000.
After a week of no payment, you are warned that the decryption key will be irretrievably destroyed with no further chance of recovering your files ever again.
Malware is malicious adware created by cybercriminals in an attempt to harm your computer and access your private information. Once your computer is infected with malware, cybercriminals are able to infiltrate your system – often without you even knowing.
VPNs are a must have for anyone using a device to access the Internet. They provide Internet security by extending a private network across a public network. This allows people online and branch offices to safely access, send and receive data across free public networks, who doesn’t love free Wi-Fi – as if their device were directly connected to a private network.
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